Severe Weather

Severe Weather

Policies & Procedures - Weather (Severe/Tornado)

A Tornado Watch means tornadoes are expected to develop based on weather conditions. A Tornado Warning means a tornado has actually been sighted or there are radar indications of tornado formation. Campus offices have an Emergency Government severe weather monitor. An alarm will generally sound when a Tornado Warning is in effect.

Proceed to the following shelter areas:
  • Adams Campus: central corridor
  • Marshfield Campus: center corridor in west wing
  • Stevens Point Campus: rooms 212, 216, and 217
  • Wisconsin Rapids Campus: shelter area locations are posted in all classrooms and offices

Stay inside. Do not go out to watch. Stay in shelter area until the all-clear signal is given.

Policies & Procedures - Weather (Severe/Snow)

Except in cases of the most severe weather conditions, Mid-State does not close its facilities. Public school and UW closings are not an indication that Mid-State has closed. We will provide notice to local media, place a message on the Mid-State homepage, send the information to students and employees via the Rave Alert messaging system, and post a message to our Facebook and Twitter pages whenever word is received that the college is closed or closing. You can also listen to area radio stations for college closing information. Cancellation of day classes will air by 6:00 a.m. and evening classes by 4:00 p.m. Students are asked to use the following radio stations as the primary source of information:

  • WDLB-1450 am
  • WLJY-96.7
  • WAXX-104.5
  • WSPT-97.9
  • WIZD-94.7 & 99.9
  • WYTE-106.5
  • WFHR-1320 am
  • WGLX-103.3
  • WDKM-106.1

Closures are also announced on television channels 7 (CBS) and 9 (ABC).